Medusa didn't just 'go out' with Poseidon. They had sex in Athena's temple (which is greatly disrespectful, also considering that Athena is one of the three virgin goddesses). So, she got mad and turned Medusa into a gorgon. That is why Medusa hates Athena.
Medusa and Poseidon (god of the seas) had sex in one of Athena's temples, which angered Athena.
Poseidon is a god, so he can easily lift the curse.
First of all, Medusa is a gorgon, not a goegon. Medusa wasn't always an ugly monster. In fact, she was one of the most beautiful person in the world. Poseidon was in love with her and one day, Athena found them in her temple. She got mad and since she couldn't do anything to Poseidon, she turned Medusa into the ugly gorgon you have now.
Medusa was said to be a daughter of Ceto and Phorcys. In some mythology, it says that Medusa and Poseidon were caught in Athena's temple by Athena herself. Athena, enraged, turned Medusa's hair into snakes. Whoever looked at her turned to stone.
She turned Medusa into a monster as a punishment for sneaking out with the sea god Poseidon in Athena's temple, thereby desecrating it.
Medusa was a female monster, a Gorgon, who's hair was composed of snakes. If you looked into her face (which was supposed to be frightening and terrible to behold), you would turn into stone. Medusa used to be very beautiful until Athena caught her and Poseidon together in her temple.
Athena cursed her for 'getting it on' with Poseidon in her temple.
Athena caught Poseidon and Medusa having sex in athena's temple and turned her because she was mad.
Athena caught Poseidon raping one of her followers, Medusa, in her temple. Interestingly, Medusa was punished, not Poseidon. Athena turned Medusa and her sisters into Gorgons.
Medusa was the high priestess of Athena. She was beautiful and was desired by many men. One day Poseidon, god of the sea and earthquakes, took Medusa into Athena's temple and raped her. Athena was furious for being a priest of Athena you had to keep your maidenhood like the goddess. So to make sure this didn't happen again, Athena turned Medusa into a gorgon with snakes for hair and eyes that turn people to stone.
Athena cursed Medusa the Gorgon because her and Poseidon were caressing in temple.Poseidon fled,and Athena turned her beautiful locks of hair into snakes and gave her the destructive power to turn anyone who looked directly into her eyes into stone.
first thing, Medusa is not a goddess of Greek She dated with Poseidon and went to Athena's temple and Athena got mad and turned her into gorgon or something and she can turn people into stones by eye you looking at her and she has 2 sisters and she has snake hair
Medusa and Poseidon (the god of the seas, horses, etc) had sex in one of Athena's temples, which angered Athena.Medusa was a priestess in Athena's temple. But once Poseidon made love to her in the temple which enraged Athena, so she turned her and her sisters into the three gorgons.EDIT: Poseidon raped her.ANOTHER REPLY: Eww.
Athena found her in her temple with Poseidon (god of the sea) which is very disrespectful so Athena cursed Medusa and her sisters who helped her get in to the temple. Only Medusa could turn people to Stone
I should probably put the story here, or else my answer won't make sense. The story of Medusa: Medusa used to be a beautiful girl. She was a girlfriend of Poseidon, the God of The Seas. One day, Medusa and Poseidon were making out on the floor of one of Athena's temples. Athena realised what was happening, and got mad. She turned Medusa's lovely curls into writhing little snakes, and put a curse on Medusa: whoever looked at Medusa in the eyes will turn into stone. Therefore, Athena turned Medusa into a Gorgon. The explanation: um...never mess with a goddess??
Athena was the one that cursed Medusa. She caught Medusa, then a beautiful sea nymph, meeting with Poseidon in one of her temples. Athena was so mad that she cursed Medusa with snake hair and eyes that will turn people into stone. This is probably why Athena helped Perseus kill Medusa and then placed Medusa's head on her shield.
A gorgon is a sort of ugly monstr that comes from Hades' Healm of Darkness. The main story told about gorgons is about Medusa who was the most beatuiful gorgon. She was raped in the Temple of Athena by Poseidon. Because Athena had a great rivalry with Poseidon she turned Medusa's hair to snakes and made her face so scary that it would turn anyone who looked at it to stone. Medusa died when she was beheaded by Perceus who slayed her by looking at her through a mirror rather then looking at her directly. Medusa's head was later used as a weapon by Perceus.
because Poseidon raped Medusa in Athena's temple and this angered Athena since it was discrimination to her Temple + Athena was a virgin goddess
Medusa was one of the Greek monsters known as a gorgon, a vicious beast with sharp fangs, hair of snakes, whose gaze turned men and women to stone. She was once a beautiful Athena priestess, until the day that Posiedon raped her in the Parthenon. The Parthenon belonged to a goddess named Athena. She was so mad at what happened in her temple that she punished Medusa and turned her into a Gorgon.Answer:Medusa is Poseidon's girlfriend. When Poseidon and Medusa met together at Athena, the goddess of Wisdom's temple, Athena turned Medusa into a monster with hair like snakes. She was very dangerous since anyone who looks at her eyes, they turn into stone. After Medusa's head was chopped off, if you look at her eyes, this time, you become petrified. Medusa can only hurt some one if they look into her eyes and they will turn to stone.
No. Athena and Medusa hated each other. Poseidon and Medusa (when she was human) dated and Poseidon took Medusa on a date in Athena's temple which showed serious disrespect to Athena. Since Poseidon was Athena's uncle and he was more powerful than her she couldn't do anything to him accept hold a grudge so she cursed Medusa with such bad looks that whenever someone looked her in the eyes (except gods) they would turn to stone. Then, when Medusa's sisters tried to help her Athena turned them into Gorgons as well.
Athena turned Medusa's hair into snakes because Poseidon slept with Medusa inside Athena's temple.
Medusa and Poseidon were courting in Athena's temple and she turned Medusa and her sisters who helped her get into the temple the three Gorgons. ('cuz courting in her temple was hugely disrespectful)
Medusa was the high priestess of Athena. She was beautiful and was desired by many men. One day Poseidon, Lord of the sea and earthquakes, took Medusa into Athena's temple and raped her. Athena was furious, for being a priestess of Athena, she had to keep her maidenhood like the goddess. So to make sure this didn't happen again, Athena turned Medusa into a gorgon with snakes for hair and eyes that turn people to stone.
In the Percy Jackson series, Annabeth is the daughter of the goddess Athena. Athena had caught Medusa and Poseidon together (in a manner of speaking) in her temple, and was furious. As a result, Medusa became a monster with snake hair and the ability to turn people to stone. Hence, in the books, Medusa is angry at Annabeth because Medusa dislikes Annabeth's mother, Athena.
One conflict Poseidon had to deal with was when he brought his girlfriend, Medusa to the temple of Athena. Athena was insulted by the act and turned Medusa's hair into snakes and every man that looked at her would turn into stone.
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